Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine Faculty.

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Submissions from 2018

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Activation of Notch-1 in Oral Epithelial Cells by P. Gingivalis Triggers the Expression of the Antimicrobial Protein PLA(2)-IIA, Ahmad Al-Attar, Yelena Alimova, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Anastasia Kozal, John Michael Novak, Arnold J. Stromberg, Luis Orraca, Janis Gonzalez-Martinez, Melween Martinez, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, and Octavio Gonzalez

Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial On Bleaching Sensitivity And Whitening Efficacy Of Hydrogen Peroxide Versus Combinations Of Hydrogen Peroxide And Ozone, M K. Al-Omiri, A A. Al Nazeh, A M. Kielbassa, and E Lynch

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2015 American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study: Supply and Demand Projections of Adult Rheumatology Workforce, 2015–2030, Daniel F. Battafarano, Marcia Ditmyer, Marcy B. Bolster, John D. Fitzgerald, Chad Deal, Ann R. Bass, Rodolfo Molina, Alan Rodolfo Erickson, Jonathan S. Hausmann, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Lisa F. Imundo, Benjamin J. Smith, Karla Jones, Kamilah Greene, and Seetha U. Monrad

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2015 American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study, Marcy B. Bolster MD; Anne R. Bass MD; Jonathan S. Hausmann; Chad Deal MD; Marcia Ditmyer PhD; Kamilah L. Greene; Seetha U. Monrad MD; and Daniel F. Battafarano DO, MACP

Potassium Oxalate Oral Rinses For Long-term Relief From Dentinal Hypersensitivity: Three Randomised Controlled Studies, G R. Burnett, J T. Gallob, K R. Milleman, S Mason, A Patil, C Budhawant, and J L. Milleman

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Highly Acidic pH Values of Carbonated Sweet Drinks, Fruit Juices, Mineral Waters and Unregulated Fluoride Levels in Oral Care Products and Drinks in India: A Public Health Concern, C. R. Chowdhury, K. Shahnawaz, D. Kumari P, A. Chowdhury, M. Gootveld, and Edward Lynch

Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care?, Marcia M. Ditmyer

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Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care?, Marcia M. Ditmyer PhD

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Ageing Effects on Humoral Immune Responses in Chronic Periodontitis, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, Octavio A. Gonzalez, and Dolph R. Dawson III

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Hypoxia-inducible Transcription Factors, HIF1A and HIF2A, Increase in Aging Mucosal Tissues, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Michael John Novak, Luis Orraca, Janis Martinez-Gonzalez, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Kuey C. Chen, Arnold Stromberg, and Octavio A. Gonzalez

Gene Expression Analysis of Neuropeptides in Oral Mucosa during Periodontal Disease in Non-human Primates, John Ferrin, Sreenatha Kirakodu, David Jensen, Ahmad Al-Attar, Rebecca Peyyala, John M. Novak, Dolph Dawson, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, Arnold J. Stromberg, Luis Orraca, Janis Gonzalez-Martinez, Armando Burgos, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, and Octavio A. Gonzalez

Patient-Dentist Relationship and Dental Anxiety among Young Sudanese Adult Patients, Omer Osman Kheir, Hassan Mahmoud Ziada, Neamat Hassan Abubakr, Manar Elsheikh Abdel-Rahman, Sahar Mohamed Fadl, and Yahia Eltayib Ibrahim

Methods And Purposes For Conducting Students' Course Evaluations Reported By North American Dental School And Dental Hygiene Program Leaders: A Preliminary Survey Study, R E. Reinke, T Enright, R Love, S A. Patel, A O. Ali, and Z Horvath

Exact Confidence Limits For The Response Rate In Two-stage Designs With Over- Or Under-enrollment In The Second Stage, G Shan

Determining Sample Size For A Binary Diagnostic Test In The Presence Of Verification Bias, G Shan, H Zhang, and T Jiang

Preventable Emergency Department Visits For Nontraumatic Dental Conditions: Trends And Disparities In Nevada, 2009-2015, W Zhou, P Kim, J J. Shen, J Greenway, and M Ditmyer

Submissions from 2017

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Association between Oral Tori, Occlusal Force, and Mandibular Cortical Index, Ziad N. Al Dwairi, Ala' N.F. Al-Daqaq, Andrej M. Kielbassa, and Edward Lynch

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Combined Implant and Tooth Support: An Up-to-Date Comprehensive Overview, Mahmoud K. Al-Omiri, Maher Al-Masri, Mohannad M. Alhijawi, and Edward Lynch

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Bleaching Efficacy of Ozone/hydrogen Peroxide Versus Hydrogen Peroxide/ozone Application, Mahmoud K. AL Omiri, Ra'ed S. Abul Hassan, Andrej M. Kielbassa, and Edward Lynch

The Impact of Non-nutritive Sucking on the Risk for Sleep-disordered Breathing in Children, Tanya Al-Talib, L. D. Koroluk, W. F. Vann Jr., and C. Phillips

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A Randomised Exploratory Clinical Evaluation of Dentifrices Used as Controls in Dentinal Hypersensitivity Studies, John Gallob, Farzana Sufi, Pejmon Amini, Muhammad Siddiqi, and Stephen Mason

Estimating the Cost of School Sealant Programs with Minimal Data, Susan O. Griffin Ph.D., Kari Jones Ph.D., Shillpa Naavaal BDS, Joan M. O'Connell Ph.D., Christina Demopoulos DDS., and Dawn Arlotta DHSc

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Peridental Bone Changes after Orthodontic Tooth Movement with Fixed Appliances: A Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Study, Fabian Jäger, James K. Mah, and Axel Burmann

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Exact Methods for Testing Homogeneity of Proportions for Multiple Groups of Paired Binary Data, Xiaobin Liu, Guogen Shan, Lili Tian, and Chang-Xing Ma

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Dental Operator-anesthetists, Daniel L. Orr DDS, MS (Anesthesiology), PhD, JD, MD

Suitability and Accuracy of CBCT Model Scan: An In-vitro Study, Jan Robben, Jonas Muallah, Christian Wesemann, Roxana Nowak, James Mah, Peter Pospiech, and Axel Bumann

Eignung und Genauigkeit von DVT-Aufnahmen für die Digitalisierung von Gipsmodellen: Eine in-vitro-untersuchung [Suitability and accuracy of CBCT model scan: An in vitro study], J. Robben, J. Muallah, C. Wesemann, R. Nowak, James Mah, P. Pospiech, and A. Bumann

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A Review of Current Literature of Interest to the Office-Based Anesthesiologist, Mark A. Saxen DDS, PhD; Daniel Orr DDS, PhD, JD, MD; and 2nd

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Accuracy and Efficiency of Full-arch Digitalization and 3D Printing: A Comparison between Desktop Model Scanners, An Intraoral Scanner, a CBCT Model Scan, and Stereolithographic 3D Printing, Christian Wesemann, Jonas Muallah, James Mah, and Axel Bumann

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Pharmacy Residency School-wide Match Rates and Modifiable Predictors in ACPE-accredited Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy, Alana Whittaker PharmD, Katherine P. Smith PharmD, and Guogen Shan PhD

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Exact One-Sided Confidence Limit for the Ratio of Two Poisson Rates, Min Xiao, Tao Jiang, Hua Zhang, and Guogen Shan

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Comparison of Unweighted and Weighted Rank Based Tests for an Ordered Alternative in Randomized Complete Block Designs, Hua Zhang, Guogen Shan, and Daniel Young

Submissions from 2016

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Use of High-Definition Audiovisual Technology in a Gross Anatomy Laboratory: Effect on Dental Students' Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction, Maha Ahmad, Naama H. Sleiman, Maureen Thomas, Nahid Kashani, and Marcia M. Ditmyer

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Interprofessional Training Program to Manage Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, Georgia Dounis, Mildred A. Mcclain, and Clifford R. Mcclain

Comparative efficacy of a soft toothbrush with tapered-tip bristles and an ADA-referenced toothbrush on established gingivitis and supragingival plaque over a 12-week period, John T. Gallob Sr; Dolores M. Petrone; Luis R. Mateo; P. Chaknis; B. M. Morrison, Jr; F. Panagakos; and M. Williams

Leadership Development in Dental Education: Report on the ADEA Leadership Institute, 2000-14, N. Karl Haden, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Connie M. Mobley, Tobias Rodriguez, Lynn Beck Brallier, and Richard W. Valachovic

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Defining the Meaning of Spirituality Through a Qualitative Case Study of Sheltered Homeless Women., J. Hurlbut and M. Ditmyer

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Defining the Meaning of Spirituality Through a Qualitative Case Study of Sheltered Homeless Women, J. Hurlbut and Marcia M. Ditmyer

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Dental size reduction in Indonesian Homo erectus: Implications for the PU-198 premolar and the appearance of Homo sapiens on Java, Joshua M. Polanski, Hannah E. Marsh, and Scott D. Maddux

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Profile of Department Chairs in US and Canadian Dental Schools: Demographics, Requirements for Success, and Professional Development Needs, Tobias E. Rodriguez, Meng B. Zhang, Felicia L. Tucker-Lively, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Lynn G. Beck Brallier, N. Karl Haden, and Richard W. Valachovic

Profile of department chairs in U.S. and Canadian dental schools: Demographics, requirements for success, and professional development needs, Tobias E. Rodriquez, Meng B. Zhang, Felicia L. Tucker-Lively, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Lynn G. Beck Brallier, N. Karl Haden, and Richard W. Valachovic

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Expansile Radiolucency of the Mandible, Victoria L. Woo DDS; Mary J. McDonald MD, MPH; and Jeff E. Moxley DDS

Submissions from 2015

Dichloroacetate (DCA) Promotes a De-Differentiated Phenotype in Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells in vitro, Austin Burnett, Rohit Kumar, Joshua Westphal, and Karl Kingsley

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Evidence for Biphasic Effects and Differential Expression of Melatonin (MLT) Receptors in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, M. Farnoush, D. Swint, and Karl Kingsley

Identification of a Predicted Zinc-Finger Transcription Factor (windpipe Homolog or WH1) in Dental Pulp Stem Cell mRNA, Seyed Mohammadi, Sheila Heraypur, and Karl Kingsley

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Association of differential β-catenin expression with Oct-4 and Nanog in oral squamous cell carcinoma and their correlation with clinicopathological factors and prognosis., G Ravindran, S. S. Sawant, A. Haque, Karl Kingsley, and H. Devaraj

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Partial Meal Replacement Plan and Quality of the Diet at 1 Year: Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) Trial, Hollie A. Raynor, Andrea M. Anderson, Gary D. Miller, Rebecca Reeves, Linda M. Delahanty, Mara Z. Vitolins, Patricia Harper, Connie Mobley, Kati Konersman, and Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

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Attitudes and Preferences of Parents About Being Present in the Dental Operatory, S Shroff, C. Hughes, and C. Mobley

Orthodontic Care in a Community of Underserved Patients: A Public Dental School Analysis, Brandon J. Streiff and Karl Kingsley

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Screening and Prevalence of the Novel Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae among Adult Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patient Saliva Samples, Brandon J. Streiff, M. Seneviratne, and Karl Kingsley

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Oral Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Victoria L. Woo

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Dental Pulp Stem Cell: A review of factors that influence the therapeutic potential of stem cell isolates, Aubrey Young and Karl Kingsley

Submissions from 2014

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Evaluation of masseter muscle morphology in different types of malocclusions using cone beam computed tomography, M. P. Becht, J. Mah, C. Martin, T. Razmus, E. Gunel, and P. Ngan

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Let the truth about CBCT be known, Sean K. Carlson, John Graham, James Mah, Aaron Molen, David E. Paquette, and Juan-Carlos Quintero

Newly identified cariogenic pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae detected by polymerase chain reaction in saliva of teenagers and adults in Southern Nevada, J Catmull, L. Row, M. Repp, C. Heslington, T. Miller, J. Diamond, K. M. Howard, and Karl Kingsley

Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Pluripotency Enhanced by Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-β1) in Vitro may be Inhibited by Differentiation-Inducing Factors Laminin-5 and Dexamethasone, Kelcey Loveland, Aubrey Young, Mehrnaz Khadiv, Marah Culepper, and Karl Kingsley

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Differential Effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas In Vitro, Javid Osafi, Ali Hejazi, Derek Stutz, Mark A. Keiserman, Christine J. Bergman, and Karl Kingsley

Flapped or Flapless Surgery for Narrow-Diameter Implant Placement for Overdentures: Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, and Clinical Rationale, Michael D. Scherer, Andrew P. Ingel, and Nakul Rathi

Flap vs. Flapless: a practical guide with indications, recommendations, and techniques for effective planning and surgical placement of narrow diameter overdenture implants in the mandible, Michael Scherer, Andrew P. Ingel, and Krystle Kendall

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Facial asymmetry associated with a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque change of the maxillofacial bones, Victoria L. Woo, Jessica Pharar, Edward E. Herschaft, Cody C. Hughes, Harvey A. Akerson, and Robert A. Danforth

Submissions from 2013

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Dental pulp-derived stem cells (DPSC) differentiation in vitro into odontoblast and neuronal progenitors during cell passaging is associated with alterations in cell survival and viability, M Alleman, E. Low, K. Truong, E. Huang, C. K. Hill, T. Y. Chen, M. Deaton, and Karl Kingsley

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The Effect of Tobacco and Marijuana Use on Dental Health Status in Nevada Adolescents: A Trend Analysis, Marcia Ditmyer, Christina Demopoulos, Mildred McClain, Georgia Dounis, and Connie Mobley

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Interprofessional faculty development: integration of oral health into the geriatric diabetes curriculum, from theory to practice., G. Dounis, M. Ditmyer, S. Vanbeuge, S. Scherman, M. McClain, K. Dounis, and C. Mobley

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Biomarker screening of oral cancer cell lines revealed sub-populations of CD133-, CD44-, CD24-. and ALDH1- positive cancer stem cells, K. Kendall, M. R. Repp, T. Jilka, and Karl Kingsley

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Oral cancer risk and vitamin D status, intake and supplementation: A review, Karl Kingsley, C. Bergman, and M. Keiserman

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Interactive effects of 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and soy protein extract (SPE) on oral cancer growth in vitro: evidence for potential functional relationships, Karl Kingsley, Mark A. Keiserman, and Christine Bergman

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Increasing Dental Student Diversity Through the UNLV Dental Prospects Program, Mildred A. McClain, Francis R. Jones, Clifford R. McClain, and Francis M. Curd

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Parenting style and oral health status, Seran Ng, Christina Demopoulos, Connie Mobley, and Marcia Ditmyer

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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Oral Health and Nutrition, Riva Touger-Decker and Connie Mobley

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Process evaluation results from the HEALTHY nutrition intervention to modify the total school food environment, S. L. Volpe, W. J. Hall, A. Steckler, M. Schneider, D. Thompson, C. Mobley, T. Pham, and L. El ghormli

Submissions from 2012

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Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and tryptophan dioxygenase (TDO) mRNA expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma cells is actively and differentially modulated, Nicholas P. Booth, Wells Brockbank, Samuel Oh, and Karl Kingsley

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A molecular survey of S. mutans and P. gingivalis oral microbial burden in human saliva using Relative Endpoint Polymerase Chain Reaction (RE-PCR) within the population of a Nevada dental school revealed disparities among minorities, Jay Ericksen Davis, Nicholas Freel, Allison Findley, Keaton Tomlin, Katherine M. Howard, Clifford C. Seran, Patricia Cruz, and Karl Kingsley

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Electronic vs. Traditional Textbook Use: Dental Students' Perceptions and Study Habits, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Jared Dye, Nadim Guirguis, Kyle Jamison, Michael Moody, Connie C. Mobley, and William D. Davenport

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Southern Nevada assisted living residents' perception of their oral health status and access to dental care, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Robert McCants, Yoonah Lee, and Connie Mobley

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Screening and detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) high-risk strains HPV16 and HPV18 in saliva samples from subjects under 18 years old in Nevada: a pilot study, Colton Flake, Jamal Arafa, Alex Hall, Eryn Ence, Katherine Howard, and Karl Kingsley

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Maintaining Radiation Exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) for Dental Personnel Operating Portable Hand-Held X-Ray Equipment, Thomas J. McGiff, Robert A. Danforth, and Edward E. Herschaft

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Effect of Nutrition Changes on Foods Selected by Students in a Middle School-Based Diabetes Prevention Intervention Program: The HEALTHY Experience, Connie C. Mobley, Diane D. Stadler, Myrlene A. Staten, Laure El Ghormli, Bonnie Gillis, Jill Hartstein, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, and Amy Virus

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Folic acid supplementation increases survival and modulates high risk HPV-induced phenotypes in oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and correlates with p53 mRNA transcriptional down-regulation, Michael Moody, Oanh Le, Megan Rickert, Jeremy Manuele, Sarah Chang, Gary Robinson, Jeffrey Hajibandeh, John Silvaroli, Mark A. Keiserman, Christine J. Bergman, and Karl Kingsley

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Pigmented lesion of the ear, Joseph Winward, Jarom Maurer, and Victoria Woo

Submissions from 2011

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Cranberry and Grape Seed Extracts Inhibit the Proliferative Phenotype of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Kourt Chatelain, Spencer Phippen, Jonathan McCabe, Christopher A. Teeters, Susan O'Malley, and Karl Kingsley

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Inequalities of caries experience in Nevada youth expressed by DMFT index vs. Significant Caries Index (SiC) over time, Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley, and Eli Schwarz

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Validation of a multifactorial risk factor model used for predicting future caries risk with nevada adolescents, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Katherine M. Howard, Connie Mobley, and David Cappelli

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Chemosensory function of amphibian skin: integrating epithelial transport, capillary blood flow and behaviour, S. D. Hillyard and N. J. Willumsen

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Lipopolysaccharide and platelet-activating factor stimulate expression of platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase via distinct signaling pathways, Katherine M. Howard, Mohammed Abdel-al, Marcia Ditmyer, and Nipa Patel

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Soy protein extract (SPE) exhibits differential in vitro cell proliferation effects in oral cancer and normal cell lines., Karl Kingsley, K. Truong, E. Low, C. K. Hill, S. B. Chokshi, D. Phipps, M. A. West, M. West, M. Keiserman, and C. Bergman

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Ninth-Grade Students' Perceived Attitudes and Behaviors in a Tobacco Cessation Program Delivered by Dental Educators, Mildred A. McClain, Clifford R. McClain, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, and Connie C. Mobley

Submissions from 2010

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Effects of surface conditioning on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to temporary polycarbonate crowns, Rondell Blakey and James Mah

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Cholangiocyte apoptosis is an early event during induced metamorphosis in the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L, Laura A. Boomer, Seth A. Bellister, Linda L. Stephenson, Stanley D. Hillyard, Joseph D. Khoury, John H. Youson, and John R. Gosche

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A case-control study of determinants for high and low dental caries prevalence in Nevada youth, Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley, and Eli Schwarz

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Preparing the Dental Workforce for Oral Disease Prevention in an Aging Population, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Mildred A. McClain, David P. Cappelli, and Connie C. Mobley

Accuracy of Successive Casts for Full-Arch Fixed Prostheses, Kiki S. Dounis, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, and Gerald J. Ziebert

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Stretch-activated cation channel from larval bullfrog skin, Stanley D. Hillyard, Niels J. Willumsen, and Mario B. Marrero

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Plasma and brain angiotensin concentrations associated with water response behavior in the desert anuran, Scaphiopus couchii under natural conditions in the field, William E. Johnson, Stanley D. Hillyard, and Catherine R. Propper

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Potential Effects of Dietary Folate Supplementation on Oral Carcinogenesis, Development and Progression, Karl Kingsley

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Inhibition of oral cancer growth in vitro is modulated through differential signalling pathways by over-the-counter proanthocyanidin supplements, Karl Kingsley, D. Jensen, R. Toponce, J. Dye, D. Martin, S Phippen, D. Ross, V. Halthore, and S. O'Malley

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Folate supplementation induces differential dose-dependent modulation of proliferative phenotypes among cancerous and non-cancerous oral cell lines in vitro, J. McCabe, S. Chang, J. Hajibandeh, M. D. Tran, C. A. Meeder, K. Sharma, D. H. Nguyen, M. Moody, M. Keiserman, C Bergman, and K. Kingsley

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Evaluating dietary intake in dental practices Doing it right, Connie Mobley and Georgia Dounis

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The water-absorption region of ventral skin of several semiterrestrial and aquatic anuran amphibians identified by aquaporins, Yuji Ogushi, Azumi Tsuzuki, Megumi Sato, Hiroshi Mochida, Reiko Okada, Masakazu Suzuki, Stanley D. Hillyard, and Shigeyasu Tanaka

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Efficiency and effectiveness of suresmile, Alana K. Saxe, Lenore J. Louie, and James Mah